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When your Dr tells you you will need to be refered to an infertility specialist?? I talked to my DR today and told him I did not ovulate this cycle on 100mg of clomid like I did last month, and he said he will up the dose to 150mg and if that does not work he will not up the dose anymore and I will have to see an infertility specialist!! I can't stop crying, this should be easier!! I deserve this so much, DH deserves this so much!!
First, It's always hard to take the next step in the TTC journey.
Second, don't despair. An RE will only help get you closer to your wonderful dream of a baby. This is actually a good thing. You will get to work with a specialist who does nothing all day but help couples like you get pregnant. You will have access to the latest technologies, procedures and information that a regular OB just cannot provide.
It's so difficult to hear the word "infertility" for the first time (my RE actually calls himself a "fertililty" specialist for that very reason). I'm so sorry. Hopefully after the shock/hurt dissipates, you will start feeling excited for your appt and the chance to begin an aggressive plan of attack.
I am so sorry! But just take it one step at a time..... Don't look at "what if 150 doesn't work"....don't think that far ahead. Focus on 150 WILL work and all this worry is for nothing!! That's what helps me....just only look as far ahead as the VERY next step. Focus on that and be positive! 150 IS gonna get you your BFP!!
Thank you so much AlexAiden Mommy for my beautiful siggie!!
I totally agree. I was actually relieved a bit when we were referred to our RE for the first time. And once we got in, things moved FAST! They know what they are doing and they work hard to get you preggo!
But I hope that 150 works for you. Come on ovaries! Lets get to work here!!
__________________ Ivy Mommy of Destiny, Jon, Staci, Luke, and our newest addition Jake!
It's so hard to take that next step...most of us have been there and know what it feels like to have to move on, yet again. I was kind of hesitant about going to an RE, as I was only on my first round of Clomid when I got in. Turns out that it was the most wonderful experience. I feel as though I received so much support and assurance that I was ok, that things would work out..much more so than at my doctor. And Juli's right-going to someone who does nothing else but help couples struggling with fertility opens up infinite treatment options.
For me, just walking into the RE's office, I knew I was in the right place. I finally felt less alone because in that very waiting room where 10+ women all struggling with similar issues. It really helped with feeling isolated.
__________________ Alexandra Eva is here! Born 1/17/10 at 5:55pm. Weighing in at 6lbs, 8oz and 20 Inches Long! Secondary Infertility Blog*~*http://onemunchkin.blogspot.com/ *~*
the others! Don't despair! This is not a means to an end-it's a WHOLE NEW beginning! I was excited to go the RE because I felt like I would FINALLY get the answers I'd been searching for! REs are great, and they are in the business of getting you pregnant, unlike OB's-
I know it's overwhelming and scary to take that next step, but like the others have said, focus on the idea that 150mg WILL work and you're worrying over nothing
I can't add much more. These ladies have pretty much covered it all. I just wanted to let you know that I'm right there with you! I'm on the search for an RE and will be moving on as well. I was pretty apprehensive at first and mostly was scared... but now I'm just really excited to get to my appointment day and get things moving again!
I wish you the best of luck!
Yet another wonderful siggy by HeatherW.... thank you so much!!!
I hate to repeat what has already been said, but I totally agree with the other ladies. I felt like seeing our RE for the first time was a "fresh start." It was nice to know that this man's first and only priority was to get me pregnant, and it was great to be able to sit in a waiting room that wasn't filled with pregnant women (my OB's office was that way).
I know it is a scary step, but it might just be the one that gets you that BFP! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the Clomid works so you don't even have to worry about it, though!
Melissa - Mama of IVF babies Claire (3), George (1), and Abigail (1)